Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

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This Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping is a true revelation. If you think that pie is difficult to make then you need to try this incredible easy pie crust recipe.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
A slice of Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping.

This Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping is a true revelation. It’s great for beginners because there is no pastry dough to deal with. If you think that pie is difficult to make then you need to try this incredible easy pie crust recipe.

A slice of Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping.

The Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping recipe below does not require a rolling pin to make this homemade pie crust.

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What We Love About This Quick Apple Pie Recipe

If you are a fan of fresh baked pie but not a fan of all the work, then you need to make this amazing recipe.

  • 30 Minute Pie: Make in 10 minutes and bakes in 30 minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or the refrigerator.
  • Family Friendly: This pan is the best to make for any occasion and will be an instant winner.
  • Adaptable: Can make with different apples to change the flavor.
A different view of the slice.

Ingredient Notes for Apple Pie Recipe

  • Flour: All purpose flour.
  • Sugar: White granulated sugar.
  • Cinnamon
  • Canola Oil: Or another neutral oil.
  • Milk
  • Apples: Peeled, cored and sliced for the pie.
  • Lemon Juice: Fresh is best for the recipe.
Flour, sugar, apples, etc...

Equipment Needed for Homemade Apple Pie

How to Make Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

These are the basic steps for making a simple apple pie recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Making the crust for the pie.

STEP 1: FOR THE CRUST

Start by spray pie pan with an even coating of cooking spray.  Put flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a pie plate. Stir with fork until combined. In a small bowl, combine milk and oil and pour over dry ingredients to create a pie dough. Reserve 1/3 of the dough for the crumb topping. Press remaining dough into the pie dish, making sure to go up the sides for the bottom crust.

Preparing for the apple filling.

STEP 2: FILLING

Next, place the apple slices and sugar in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Then add flour to the apples and microwave for an additional 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, salt and cinnamon. Pour filling into prepared crust. Sprinkle the reserved pastry dough across the top for the crumb topping as a top crust.

STEP 3: BAKE

Lastly, bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Finishing the treat before baking.

Prep and Storage Tips for Basic Apple Pie Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Ideally, this easy apple pie should be stored in the refrigerator, either in an airtight container or covered tightly with plastic wrap. It will last up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store pies in an airtight container or wrapped well with foil. Store in the refrigerator.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

You can also store these pies in a freezer, where it would typically last six to nine months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

On a parchment-lined baking sheet and put it in a preheated 350 degrees oven for about 15 minutes. Topo with cheddar cheese, ice cream or whipped cream.

Frequently Asked Questions about this Best Apple Pie Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Try using a sugar substitute in place of the white sugar in this recipe.

CAN I ADD INGREDIENTS TO THIS PIE?

Of course, you can add nuts or dried cranberries to this filling.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED ?

Indeed, you can use this recipe to make extra pies.

WHAT APPLE MAKES THE BEST APPLE PIE?

Really you need a firm, crisp apple that is not mushy. An apple mixture is best, a combination of tart and sweetness for the apple pie filling. Grannies (Granny Smith Apples),jonagold, golden delicious, pink lady etc. Find out more examples here.

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Expert Tips for Making This Easy Apple Pie Recipe

  • Add Different Pies: Cinnamon, nutmeg or other spices can add to this pie.
  • Short cut tip: Frozen apples can be used, no need for peeling.
  • Variation tip: Nuts can make a nice addition to the pie, adding a little crunch is awesome.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Dietary consideration tip: Feel free to use a sugar alternative such as Splenda.

What to Serve with Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

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Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
This Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping is a true revelation. If you think that pie is difficult to make then you need to try this incredible easy pie crust recipe.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoon milk
  • 4 cups apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoon flour
  • lemon juice, dash
  • salt, dash
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray pie plate with an even coating of PAM cooking spray.  Put flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a pie plate. Stir with fork until combined.
  • In a small bowl, combine milk and oil and pour over dry ingredients. Reserve 1/3 of the dough for the crumb topping.
  • Press remaining dough into the pie plate, making sure to go up the sides.
  • Place the apples and sugar in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Add flour to the apples and microwave for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Stir in lemon juice, salt and cinnamon. Pour filling into prepared crust. Scatter the reserved dough across the top for the crumb topping.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Different Pies: Cinnamon, nutmeg or other spices can add to this pie.
  • Short cut tip: Frozen apples can be used, no need for peeling.
  • Variation tip: Nuts can make a nice addition to the pie, adding a little crunch is awesome.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Dietary consideration tip: Feel free to use a sugar alternative such as Splenda.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 3155kcal | Carbohydrates: 424g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 155g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 43g | Monounsaturated Fat: 95g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 1774mg | Potassium: 919mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 196g | Vitamin A: 358IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 14mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dessert

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53 thoughts on “Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping”

  1. Mine was when I tried making a pie and i decided to make two, and tried doubling the recipe….I’m not good with math LOL it was AWFUL!

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  2. My biggest holiday cooking mishap was when my Mom asked me to turn on the stove for the Turkey to begin cooking. I set my alarm and it didn’t go off. The Turkey was very late at arriving that day – and I was put into the Bird-House.

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  3. Usually on Thanksgiving we put the turkey in at 4 in the morning so it will be ready by lunch. One time we forgot and didn’t put it in until almost 10, making us have to postpone Thanksgiving until dinner. We just ordered some pizzas for the visiting family and engaged in 6 hours of awkward forced conversation!!!!

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  4. I once made a pumpkin pie that WOULD NOT set! I don’t know what I did differently that time from every other time but…it was more like sweet pumpkin soup!

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  5. My biggest mishap was trying a new recipe for cookies and proceeding to burn them. Test out new recipes before holiday visitors arrive.

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  6. the heating coil in my oven went out so ran everything over to the neighbors, dropped the sweet patatoe casserole, food dripped in their oven so had to go back later to clean it up before they got home beings they were so gracious to let us have at their kitchen while they were away for the day at their family’s. uhg! we were exausted but so thankful for great neighbors.& while we were running back & forth all 38 of us just kept laughing & saying your turn to go. now it’s funny

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  7. My biggest baking mishap has got to be a tie between burning the cookies once or burning the frozen pie. I seriously can’t bake that well… maybe I don’t need this after all JK! 🙂

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  8. My biggest holiday mishap was many years ago when I was first married. I decided to thaw a frozen turkey, that I had received from my employer, outside on the patio. I went to check on it a few hours later, and the neighbors cat had eaten through the plastic and was in the process of devouring the turkey. Luckily, I had time to get another turkey from the grocery, and the dinner turned out fine! Fortunately, for all my future guests, I have learned a lot since then!! But, we still laugh about it.!!

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  9. This recipe sounds wonderful. My favorite part of any pie is the filling, so this is perfect for my taste! Great pie plate, too!

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